Ethiopian Highlands Northbound Overview
Travel to Africa and tour Ethiopia on a trip from Addis Ababa to Gonder. Visit the Blue Nile Falls, the Simien Mountains and the historic Gonder while meeting local people and experiencing the Ethiopian countryside.
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- Overland, Wildlife
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- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Travel to Ethiopia and visit Addis Ababa, and trek in the Simien Mountains
Travel to Africa and tour Ethiopia on a trip from Addis Ababa to Gonder. Discover fascinating places and beautiful scenery on this journey across the heart of Ethiopia's countryside. Experience a land like no other, from the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the untouched wilderness of the Simien Mountains, to the sophistication of Gonder and the history of ruin-peppered Aksum. Along the way, encounter, proud Samburu warriors and take in the spectacular Blue Nile Falls. Traversing through a rarely visited and very special part of the continent, this is an adventure like no other.
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More commonly referred to as 'Addis', Addis Ababa lies among wooded hills at an altitude of about 2300 metres, giving it a pleasant climate.
Dejen is a small town on the northern edge of the dramatic Blue Nile Gorge, which plunges more than 1km down to the river below.
Located on the shores of Lake Tana and only a few hundred metres from the source of the mighty Blue Nile, Bahir Dar is a fascinating place.
Hidden in the hills of northern Ethiopia is the small town of Lalibela. This medieval village has grown up around 13 monolithic churches hewn from rock in the 12th century.
Spend the night in a bush camp near the hillside market town of Woldiya.
A cultural town with a long and colourful history, Mekele is famous for its churches and desert landscape.
The site of Ethiopia's oldest city, Aksum has some impressive obelisks carved from single blocks of granite - the tallest still standing is 23 metres high.
Enda Selassie is a small town in northern Ethiopia.
Standing at the gateway to the Simien Mountains, the town of Debark has some of the most amazing scenery in Ethiopia.
Jagged mountain peaks flank deep valleys and high altitude plains in one of Africa's major mountain regions. The Simien Mountains are known for their dramatic and spectacular scenery.
Historic Gonder is known as the city of castles and palaces. This was once the capital of Ethiopia during the reign of King Fasilidas, who built the first castle.
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